Women’s College Basketball Roundup

Women's College Basketball Roundup: UConn win streak extended to 25

2014-01-20T00:00:00Z Women's College Basketball Roundup: UConn win streak extended to 25The Associated Press The Associated Press
January 20, 2014 12:00 am  • 

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Bria Hartley scored a career-high 30 points and Breanna Stewart added 23 to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 94-64 win over No. 23 Rutgers on Sunday.

UConn (19-0, 6-0 American) has won 25 straight games, the sixth longest streak in school history.

The Huskies raced out to an 18-6 lead in the game’s first 5 minutes. Stewart had eight of the team’s first 18 points as Connecticut didn’t miss many from the field.

No. 3 Duke 74, Virginia Tech 70: In Blacksburg, Va., Tricia Liston scored 22 points, Alexis Jones had 19, and Duke held off Virginia Tech’s rally.

The Blue Devils (18-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by 15 points at the half, but the Hokies pulled within three in the closing seconds

Uju Ugoka scored 29 points, Vanessa Panousis added 21 and Monet Tellier had 18 for Virginia Tech (10-7, 0-4).

Kansas 76, No. 7 Baylor 60: In Lawrence, Kan., Chelsea Gardner scored 28 points and Natalie Knight added 18 as Kansas upset Baylor.

The loss ended Baylor’s 44-game winning streak in Big 12 regular-season games and was the Bears second straight loss overall after they fell to Connecticut last week.

No. 10 Kentucky 73, Auburn 71: In Auburn, Ala., Jennifer O’Neill scored 16 points, Samarie Walker had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Kentucky overcame a 13-point first-half deficit.

No. 24 Vanderbilt 79, No. 14 LSU 70: In Nashville, Tenn., Jasmine Lister scored 25 points, including a trio of three-pointers and 10-for-10 shooting from the foul line, to lift Vanderbilt.

Virginia 85, No. 17 Florida State 68: In Charlottesville, Va., Faith Randolph scored a career-high 26 points and Virginia rolled. Virginia (9-9, 2-3 ACC) tied its second-highest scoring performance of the season, and jumped to a 47-31 halftime lead behind 20 first-half points from Randolph.

No. 22 Purdue 77, No. 18 Nebraska 75: In Lincoln, Neb., Whitney Bays got a crucial offensive rebound and then made the game-winning putback to lift Purdue past Nebraska.

Purdue (13-5, 3-3 Big Ten) led most of the second half but had to scramble to hold off Nebraska, which tied the game at 75 on a 10-3 run capped by a pair of free throws by Rachel Theriot with 29 seconds to play.

Miami 80, No. 20 North Carolina State 71: In Coral Gables, Fla., Krystal Saunders downed six three-pointers and scored 22 points in helping Miami upset North Carolina State.

Pac-12

Washington 81, No. 21 Colorado 71: In Seattle, Kelsey Plum scored a career-high 35 points and Washington beat its first ranked opponent in six years by upending Colorado.

Washington led 39-27 at halftime, but Colorado opened the second half on a 10-3 run. But Plum scored the Huskies’ next five points to put them up by 10 again. Colorado took its first lead of the second half at 54-53 after a 9-2 run. Plum scored nine straight Washington points to start a 17-2 run and the Huskies led 70-56 with 3:27 left.

Jazmine Davis had 20 points and Aminah Williams added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Washington (10-7, 3-3 Pac-12). The Huskies made 8 of 10 free throws in the final minute.

Arielle Roberson scored 20 points for Colorado (11-6, 1-5).

Utah 59, Washington State 57: In Pullman, Wash., Michelle Plouffe scored four points in the final seconds and Utah upset Washington State.

Utah’s Plouffe scored inside the paint, tying the score at 57 and following a missed layup by the Cougars, Plouffe hit the game-winning layup with 1 second remaining.

WSU’s Taylor Edmondson hit a jumper at 1:02 putting the Cougars up 57-55, setting up Plouffe’s heroics.

USC 109, Oregon 85: In Los Angeles, Cassie Harberts scored 30 points, leading Southern Cal to a win over Oregon.

USC (13-6, 6-1 Pac-12) used a 12-1 run to break a tie at 13 and the Ducks (9-8, 0-6) never recovered as the Trojans opened a 50-32 halftime lead.

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